On Indian Scholar’s Demise, An Apology By Mayor, High Cop

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Jahnavi Kandula Demise: Mayor Bruce Harrel apologised to the Indian group

New Delhi:

The Seattle Mayor has expressed his anguish over the dying of an Indian pupil, days after a bodycam footage of a cop – joking in regards to the incident – went viral.

Within the bodycam footage, officer Daniel Auderer was heard laughing in regards to the lethal crash after Jaahnavi Kandula was run over by a police automotive earlier this 12 months. 

Mayor Bruce Harrel apologised to the Indian group for the insensitive remarks made by Daniel Auderer. “Members of the Indian group have come collectively due to the unlucky and insensitive remarks I consider had been made.We’re ensuring that our apology as metropolis officers is felt to your group and household, my condolences in your loss,” he mentioned.

Seattle police chief Adrian Diaz additionally supplied his condolences for the 23-year-old’s dying. “We’re right here to proceed to pay attention. We had these insensitive feedback, we are going to be sure that it by no means ever happens. We worth human life,” he mentioned.

About 20 folks – representing the Indian group within the area – met with the Seattle Mayor and Police Chief on Saturday. In the course of the assembly, the mayor and the police chief reiterated their dedication to create a Seattle the place “each neighbour feels protected, heard, and revered.”

The US authorities has assured India of a fast and honest investigation into the dying of Jaahnavi Kandula.

The authorities swung into motion after Indian consulate raised the difficulty and sought motion towards these accountable for Jaahnavi Kandula’s dying and in addition these heard joking on the video.

Within the video, Officer Daniel Auderer will be heard laughing in regards to the lethal crash and in addition says that there was no want for a legal investigation towards his colleague Kevin Dave, who was driving the automotive. 

“However she is lifeless… ” the officer is heard saying earlier than laughing. “No, it is a common particular person. Yeah, simply write a cheque,” he’s heard, earlier than laughing once more. “Eleven thousand {dollars}. She was 26, anyway. She had restricted worth.”

The footage was launched on Monday – months after Ms Kandula was killed – with a quick assertion that mentioned it had been flagged by Seattle Police Division worker “within the routine course of enterprise” who expressed “concern in regards to the nature of statements heard” on the video. 

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